This story mentions domestic violence.
Imagine if 68 Australian men had been murdered so far this year.
Imagine if most of them had died at the hands of someone they trusted, someone who was supposed to love and care for them.
Imagine if the rest had perished at the hands of strangers, pure terror filling their final moments.
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Imagine if, as men grappled with these frightening statistics, wondering whether they were safe to walk home at night, or if the streets were in fact safer than their own homes, women made jokes about violence against men.
Imagine if men were beaten to death in their places of work for ending relationships with their partners. Imagine if they were stabbed in their kitchens, in front of their children. Imagine if they were dragged into dark alleyways, their bodies dumped in even darker places.
Imagine if men were blamed for what befell them. Repeatedly. Imagine if they were told not to stay out late, not to drink too much, not to wear their favourite clothes, not to walk home alone.
Imagine if they were told all of this when the most dangerous place for them was in fact inside the four walls of those very homes.